Barr lands key Group post

The Co-operative Group has announced the appointment of Gill Barr as Marketing Director in succession to Patrick Allen, who left last summer.

Ms Barr was formerly at MasterCard where she recently completed an interim assignment as Head of Marketing UK and Ireland.

Prior to joining MasterCard, she held senior posts at John Lewis, Woolworths, Superdrug, KPMG, Athena and Wickes.

Group Chief Executive Peter Marks commented: “I am sure that with her tremendous breadth of experience, Gill Barr will make a significant contribution to the Group’s development over the next few years.”

Said Ms Barr: “The Co-operative’s recent rejuvenation has established great foundations for the future and I’m looking forward to using my retail and financial services experience to help drive the Group forward.”

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